This week, we’ve teamed up with Nourishing Results, Nutrition Consultation and Coaching to share about body image and how to shift your mindset on the conversation.
As dietitians, we talk with people every day about what they eat and how they live their lives. Ultimately, we hear how they feel about themselves and their bodies. In our society, we are inundated with messages about food and an idealized body type. Children as young as three years old develop body image uncertainty due to conflicting messages in our media and cultural language. Some children, as young as 6 years old, begin to “diet” as they innately realize that our culture values a thin ideal. Elementary-age children may bully heavier kids, physically, and more often through exclusion and other power relationships.
What can we do as adults? How do we shift this culture, which breeds body image problems in our children? Here are three ways you can shift the conversation on body image.
Nourishing Results offers an integrative, holistic and functional approach to transform your life. They work with adults, children, couples and families with a wide range of health and wellness concerns including weight management, diabetes, eating disorders and autoimmunity. Visit their website to learn more.